Andrew Marvel in “His Coy Mistress,” writes a monologue about a man wanting to have sex with a shy woman before marriage. The speaker believed that there is not enough time to go through the flirting and admiration stages with her, so they should fast forward to having sex. While both poets have a character in their poem that portray a controlling attitude, Browning focuses on the fate of the duchess who disobeys him while Marvel
Once her father comes in, Juliet attempts to also sever the bond, although he manages to do it all himself, threatening “for my soul, I’ll ne’er acknowledge thee” if she does not end up marrying Paris. Lastly, and most importantly, Juliet turns away from her closest confidant and friend, the Nurse. Juliet calls her a “damned old lady” and ‘wicked fiend,” stating that “thou and (her) bosom henceforth shall be twain.” Although she says this to herself, in her mind, she is breaking the last of her ties to childhood, she realises she can’t rely on her Nurse anymore. This last step is the final difference, bringing her changing loyalties into light. Juliet clearly demonstrates that they are to her
It is safe to say that the both of them were made mad by lovesickness, based on the way they acted. Crying about and lamenting their fates, sobbing helplessly. After the nurse and Friar Lawrence arranged a meeting the both of them reach a somewhat clearer state of mind, getting better to the point that they can both continue their love-talk. Romeo eventually has to leave, as dawn breaks and Juliet’s mother comes looking for her. At this point, Juliet still hasn’t told her mother that she loves Romeo, leave alone that she actually married him already.
In countless fairy tales and myths, passion is praised as a beautiful and moving emotion. A prince’s passionate kiss awakes his sleeping soul mate; a mother’s passionate love for her daughter makes her journey across the seven seas to find her; a father’s passion and care for his son causes him to sacrifice himself for his son’s life. However, a picture that the stories often don’t paint, is the truth behind passion, how dangerous passion is and the actions it can force one to take. In the tragedy Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, two households, the Montagues and the Capulets, are engaged in a life long feud. The next successors in line to each house, Romeo to the house of Montagues and Juliet to the house of Capulets, fall in love with one another at first sight.
Around 1594 Shakespeare wrote the romantic tragedy Romeo and Juliet. This story has an intricate plot line; the two lovers prevail from rivaling families, after falling in love they marry and intend to run away to live together. From thereafter a series of actions taken by a number of the characters leads to their deaths. Despite the Nurse helping Juliet on numerous occasions, Friar Lawrence was at fault because he didn’t succeed in telling Romeo about the details of Juliet’s plan, created the plans that causes their deaths, and married the couple. To commence, the Nurse can be argued to be the one to blame for the death of the pair due to the numerous occasions she helps Juliet’s in her schemes to meet Romeo.
Around 1594 Shakespeare wrote the romantic tragedy Romeo and Juliet. This story has an intricate plot line; the two lovers prevail from rivaling families, after falling in love they marry and intend to run away to live together. From thereafter a series of actions taken by a number of the characters leads to their deaths. Despite the Nurse helping Juliet on numerous occasions, Friar Lawrence was at fault because he didn’t succeed in telling Romeo about the details of Juliet’s plan, created the plans that causes their deaths, and married the couple. The Nurse on numerous occasions helps Juliet’s in her schemes to meet Romeo.
Blanche always lies about what is really going on in her life to escape from painful circumstances. When Blanche arrived at Stella’s house, she explained she left her job because, “…[she] was exhausted by all [she] had been through [her]—nerves broke”(pg. 11). Blanche had made up this story to cover up the embarrassing circumstance of kissing a student and to shelter her from the humiliation. Also, Blanche plays emotional games with men to get the attention she needs to feel good.
Romeo attends a party for the sake of seeing his one love, Rosaline. What he receives, however, is a new love blooming in his chest for Juliet. As the play unfolds, the audience watches in anticipation as Romeo and Juliet hide their affections from their respective families and try to become the runaway couple. Shakespeare establishes the theme of “Haste makes waste” by making many references to the path their future is heading down and the nature of their love. While Friar says and hints at many things about Romeo and Juliet’s love, a key phrase he says is, “These violent delights have violent ends/And in their triumph die, like fire and powder”(Shakespeare 2.6.9-10).
The poem “Last Night” written by Sharon Olds, describes a night of love, sex, and passion. I could say that she is relating a passional night that she experienced because she uses first person throughout the whole poem. The author portrays the moment with exquisite details of how everything happened; however, she leaves much more to the imagination. As readers, we do not know if she is having an affair, or if she is making love with her husband, boyfriend, or friend. We only know what she wants us to know, that it was wild encounter and she is insecure about the meaning of the moment.
Before Romeo and Juliet even got to know each other, they claimed that they have fallen in love. There is only one emotion that can explain that: lust. After Romeo left the Capulets party, Juliet told her nurse to “Go ask his name. - If he be married, / My grave is like to be my wedding-bed” (1.5.132-133). Juliet just claimed she would rather die than to have Romeo be married to someone else.
It is reasonable to conclude that the guy claiming being intimate with the girl spread the rumor to increase his value in the eyes other guys which reinforces the idea that masculinity is measured by the number of women the man manages to hook up with. Having slept with a girl is a personal accomplishment the rewards of which are so high, that one might be tempted to spread the lies. Additionally, it assigns the active role to men in intimate relationships, emphasizing the belief that man are the ones who initiate and reach the goal, while the women comply passively by “being fucked”. Except from promoting prejudices around sexually active and therefore successful masculinity and passive femininity, the gossip serves as the mean to control female sexuality. The fact that she suddenly turned into “a girl who that guy fucked” indicates that sexuality became the central part of her identity and nothing else mattered: “not what she accomplishes, what she thinks, not what she cares about and works for” (Jessica Valenti, Cult of Virginity).
The marriage between Daisy and Tom started off with Tom cheating on their honeymoon. This endless act pattern never ceases. While Tom does claim that “[o]nce in a while I go off on a spree and make a fool of myself, but I always come back, and in my heart I love her all the time,” Daisy snapily replies “you 're revolting.” Even at the beginning of the book, Daisy refers to Tom as “a brute of a man, a great, big, hulking physical specimen.” She married him because of his status and the “pomp and circumstance” he brought. Tom also has a significant relationship with another woman, Myrtle. This illicit relationship is quickly shown to be shallow as after Myrtle brought up Daisy, “making a short deft movement, Tom Buchanan broke her nose with his open hand.” He also only thinks of himself after Myrtle is fatally killed, trying to figure out the best way to protect himself, and particularly distraught about her death.
Scott Fitzgerald uses Gatsby and Daisy’s relationship to represent how identities change in the pursuit of love, and how easily it can be taken advantage of by others. Back when World War I was raging on, Gatsby had met Daisy. They had quickly turned from acquaintances to lovers, but the relationship could never work.“ However glorious might be his future as Jay Gatsby, he was at present a penniless young man without a past, and at any moment the invisible cloak of his uniform might slip from his shoulders. So he made the most of his time. He took what he could get, ravenously and unscrupulously— eventually he took Daisy one still October night, took her because he had no real right to touch her hand.” (Fitzgerald, 149) Daisy is the heir of a rich family, a chance that is one in a million.
Romeo and Juliet fell in love within mere seconds, without contemplating the consequences the love may cause. Willing to “Deny thy father and refuse thy name,” Juliet sacrifices her family for the adolescent romance (2.2.37). Passion blinds Juliet from reality, causing her to disregard their family complications. The young love promotes Juliet to risk her family for this young infatuation she possesses with Romeo. Ever since they laid eye’s on one another, Romeo and Juliet continuously formulate careless decisions, such as determining to get married.